Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Moving Pains & Randomness

I have been working on my Supernova quilt.  It is coming along nicely.  I will put more detailed pictures up after I find the darn thing. 

What's that?  Why is it lost?  Oh...because I bought a house and moved!  Yep.  That's right.  This girl right here {points at herself with both thumbs} bought a house with bf Genius and started moving in this past Friday.

I also went and "got my hair did".  LOL.  I think that saying is hilarious!  Anyway, what do you think?

My parents and some friends helped out with the loading and unloading of "stuff".  All boxes labeled "craft room" were immediately dubbed as "retarded heavy" by bf Genius.  He also spoke fondly of my "IKEA closet from hell".  LOL

We are still unpacking boxes and getting furniture put back together.  bf Genius has been fixing little things around the house as we find them.  This includes his first plumbing fix ever.

We bought Bullet (our lab/pitt mix) a brand new bed.  They both had to test it. I think it was a successful test, don't you?

I also worked on a Bee block and got it in the mail before I moved.  She asked for pluses or minuses.  I noticed that another bee girl made a division symbol, so I got creative.  Who remembers what this symbol is?

I hope she likes it!

Well, that's all of my randomness for today.  I am posting detailed pictures of the Tulip Burst (it totally needs a better name...) that I made for bf Genius later this week.  Stay tuned! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Training to Run!

bf Genius and I have decided to set a goal.  We are going to sign up and train for a 5k.  I know, I know...that's only 3.1 miles, so why is training really necessary?  It's necessary for me.  Over the years, I have had surgery on both knees, gained and lost and gained back a ton of weight.  Well, not literally a ton, but a lot.  I am in the process of losing again and haven't run more than a few feet in at least 7 years.  I might not be able to run the whole 3.1 miles, but I will finish.  :)

So, which 5k, you ask? I have no idea. I need something March or later. Any ideas? If you know of a good one within a reasonable distance from Ruston, LA, let me know.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

One Step Closer

I finally finished the quilting on bf Genius' quilt.  All I have to do now is some thread cleanup.  Woot woot!  My goal was for him to have it when we moved into our new house next month and I made it!!

Tulip Stars by Quilt Genius (01/2013)

 I will post some more pictures of the detail and a full picture when I can get him to let go of it.  :)

This is a picture taken by bf Genius by where we work.  Isn't it pretty?  It's so nice to be able to walk outside work and see something so pretty.

On a different note, I have made a commitment to myself to get healthier and with bf Genius' help, I am doing just that.  I have been eating better and going to the gym regularly.  I feel so much better!  bf Genius even gave me what he has left of his personal training sessions (about 10 or so).  I will start seeing the trainer on Friday.  Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting My Mojo Back

Over the weekend, I worked on a quilt.  Do you remember this one?

Yep.  It's been years since I finished that quilt top.  The points are cut off and the seams don't match at all.  It was one of my first and I consider it a learning experience.  So, what better to do with it than to use it to experiment with free motion quilting, right? Right. 

I will show some better shots of this quilt as soon as I finish with it.  :)

I also tried poached eggs for the first time ever.  Yummy!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm Back...Did You Miss Me?

Well, it has been a long year and almost as long since I posted.

I have struggled through getting a divorce, moving 900 miles alone, starting a new job and getting back into the dating world. It has taken me a whole year and I am almost where I want to be. I have lost about 25lbs since my divorce and am continuing to make progress. I have a job that I like and am making good money. :) I have posessions that I picked out and can call my own. I have an amazing boyfriend and we are about to buy a house. We will close at the end of February.
My 'soon-to-be' new house
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After we move in, I will get plenty of pictures of it with our stuff and post them.  YAY!

If you are in a block swap with me, be patient; you are not forgotten. All my stuff is in storage. I will get them to you as soon as I can.

I have not done a lot of sewing since my divorce due to a lack of mojo, but my mojo is back and as soon as we move into our new house, I will put my art studio together and I will be back with a vengeance!